General body meetings and work sessions shall have a Public Forum to allow for public participation to the Board about any education-related concerns they may have. The Public Forum speakers shall be residents of the school district, representatives of businesses or organizations located in the district, parents or guardians of students attending the schools of the district, or school system employees. Interested persons may sign up to speak by contacting the Superintendent's office or sign up prior to the meeting starting. Called or special meetings are limited to topics on the respective meeting agendas.
Public Forum speakers shall address remarks to the entire Board and not individual members. Each person speaking shall state his or her name and address and have up to three (3) minutes to make remarks. Additional time may be granted, at the discretion of the Board, by a majority vote of the Board.
The Board respects and appreciates the good intentions that bring speakers to participate in the Public Forum. The Board asks that speakers show their respect for the Board, the staff, and other citizens by speaking in a manner that is civil and courteous. The Board of Education Chairperson shall have the authority to terminate the remarks of any individual who is disruptive, degrading, and/or insulting or who does not adhere to the Public Forum rules of conduct and public participation procedures. Individuals seeking additional information about Public Forum or any item on a meeting agenda shall direct inquiries to the office of the Superintendent.
Your Voice is Important! American Rescue Plan (ARP) Act: ESSER III FY23 Stakeholder Input/Feedback Survey
We are continuing to provide opportunities to gain input and feedback from our staff, parents, students, community and industry relative to the use of ARP-ESSER III funds. These federal funds are designed to support school districts in their steps to safely reopen and keep schools open for in-person instruction and to address the disruptions to teaching and learning resulting from the pandemic.
We are all in this together! We are requesting your ongoing feedback and input as to how we should utilize our allocated funds to address the needs of students, school, and our district aligned to the purpose of the funding. You will have opportunities throughout the year to share your feedback and input.
This is your guide to know what courses to take, to-do lists for students and parents, important dates and links to some great resources. We hope to take some of the uncertainty out of the road to graduation and College and Career Readiness.
The Griffin-Spalding School System is a recipient of federal Elementary & Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) Grants known as ESSER III/CARES III Funds. The purpose of these funds is to implement and provide activities to prevent, prepare for, and respond to the COVID-19 pandemic including its impact on the social, emotional, mental health, and academic needs of students. In consultation with our community stakeholders which includes students, parents, teachers, and community organizations, we have developed our district's American Rescue Plan (ARP) Act ESSER III District Application which reflects the contents to meet the intent of the grant funds to serve our students in efforts to help them reach their academic goals. A copy of the plan is available to our community for viewing via the following link https://bit.ly/3iFZkOD. Thank you for your input and continued support.
Click HERE to see the GSCS 2022-23 Opening of School Guidelines.